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Some of the most experienced cooks around are preparing foods for a Spring Sampler and Silent Auction sponsored by the RSVP program in Dickinson. The event is from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Dickinson St.
The Friends of Rachel chapter at Dickinson High School is coordinating a Suitcases for Kids fundraiser for the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. The chapter is advised by Trista Fisher and Fernanda Heppner. "It's a group based on a Rachel's Challenge presentation toward the end of last year," said Fisher. Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindess and compassion, coupled with contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for school programs throughout America.
The State Line Ministerial Association, which includes churches in Beach, Golva and Wibaux, Mont., are presenting an Easter cantata titled "Jesus, Son of God." The performance is 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Beach High School gymnasium. The public is invited and the freewill donation will go to the local food pantry. "This is the second time we've done it," said Director Elaine Zachmann. The cantata was presented two years ago.
The Trinity High School Senior Class is presenting the Living Stations of the Cross with narration, dialogue and music. The Living Stations will be presented at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday in the THS auditorium. In addition, a spaghetti supper is being served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. "It's a way to give back to the community," said volunteer director Dana Kostelecky.
Bowman's Cedar Chest recently moved to a new location at 17 South Main when its merchandise outgrew the old building. "We're two doors north of where we were before," said Cedar Chest Manager Vivian Hernandez. The Cedar Chest opened during 1976 in a home owned by Dave and Carol Nygaard. It then moved into a home owned by Mabel Hanson and later to Main Street. With each move, its mission is the same -- to provide an outlet for donated clothing to be sold back to the community, she said. It is owned by the Little Missouri Arc Inc.
The Dorcas Society is celebrating its 100th anniversary since its founding as the first philanthropic society in Dickinson during March of 1909. The organization's purpose was to help families in need with special emphasis on the care of children. The name of Dorcas is taken from Acts of the Apostles Chapter 9 verse 36-41: "And in Joppe there was a certain disciple named Tabitha which by interpretation is called Dorcas, a woman doing good works and alms deeds." Members of the Dorcas Society met Wednesday at the home of Sue Moore to go through scrapbooks dating back 100 years.
The Dorcas Society is hosting an evening of wine tasting as a fundraiser and as the first opportunity to observe its 100th anniversary in Dickinson. The event is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Dickinson Elks Lodge. Dorcas is limiting the event to the sale of 200 advance tickets.
Seventy-five Cub Scouts braved the bitterly cold temperatures to participate in Winter Fun Day on March 7 on the grounds of Dickinson's Hillside Baptist Church. The activity is an annual event in the Roughrider District. Boys from Dickinson, Hettinger and Bowman participated in games having the theme of "Cowboy Up." District Executive Bill Anderson said the boys participated in sledding, sack races and races around barrels. Inside, they learned to rope a steer, tie knots and play the limbo. "It was a fun event for boys to get out and enjoy the winter weather," he said.
Carol Eacret-Simmons, director of the Dickinson State University Art Gallery, is showcasing her personal collection of needlework and art collages as a tribute to women whose names have been lost to history. Titled "Anonymous Was a Woman," the show highlights examples of needlework that she has collected -- quilting, crochet, tatting and embroidery. The remainder of the show are collages she made to honor various types of women -- "The Widow," "The Maiden Aunt," "The Gardener." The collages started with photos that she purchased in an Ohio antique shop. "All the women in the old photos ar
Dickinson State University student Silvia Vigier of France flipped crepes, while Anupa Bhurtel of Nepal and Tenzin Yankeyi of India talked about their customs in recent days at Dickinson's Berg Elementary. They are among 19 students participating in the 2009 "World Voices: Ambassadors for Understanding Project." World Voices is an opportunity to bring international students into the classrooms of sixth graders, who are already studying world geography and world history. "They read about it, but by bringing international students in, we bring primary sources for students to see, feel and tou